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Beyond the logistics of transporting and erecting The Wall That Heals, a 250-foot-long half-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, Tim Tetz still gets choked up watching people experience it for the first time.
The Washington Department of Veterans Affairs and several South Sound groups are sponsoring a film showing and panel discussion this week
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodges a legal bullet when the Army charges him with desertion but refrains from accusing him of a capital crime. He will also be court-martialed on charges of endangering the safety of other soldiers and improper conduct with the Taliban, which captured him in 2009 and held him captive for almost 5 years.
Local trucking company will display a wall replica at its headquarters for three days.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States will slow down the withdrawal of troops from war-torn Afghanistan.
Active-duty and Army National Guard helicopters join USS Stennis in Strait of Juan de Fuca
Military recruiters in the Puget Sound region are taking extra steps to protect themselves after a warning from the Defense Department that they could be a target for Islamic militants.
The road to this year’s unplanned tour of Southern Afghanistan by the 7th Infantry Division headquarters began a little more than a year ago, when a series of unexpected crises strained the Army’s larger division commands.
Apache and Blackhawk helicopters are expected to spend Monday flying in the Strait of Juan de Fuca with a Bremerton-based carrier.
Retired Gen. Peter Chiarelli is one of three Army veterans speaking Saturday at Tacoma’s TED talks.
A three-star general from the Indian army visited JBLM last week to observe exercises and plan partnerships
Additional funds will be used to continue a career-counseling service launched in 2013
A Puyallup woman who lost her husband in Iraq has founded a nonprofit organization called Washington Warrior Widows. It aims to walk the surviving loved ones of military service members who have died through a sometimes bewildering bureaucracy.
Brig. Gen. John Cho will not be reinstated as commander of the Western Regional Medical Command, base, an Army spokeswoman said. Poor treatment of subordinates is cited as a reason.
Newly appointed Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel Dailey answers questions about the role of the adaptive soldier in a slimmed-down military.
General Accountability Office to look at VA’s administration following request from Rep. Derek Kilmer of Gig Harbor.
The local base is sending fewer than 100 soldiers, but it shows how the U.S. is recommitting forces to war-ravaged country.
Pvt. Jeremiah Hill faces life in prison if convicted of murder. He allegedly stabbed Spc. Tevin Geike.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord will conduct late-night firing from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The News Tribune has a wide-ranging interview with Maj. Gen. Bret Daugherty. His troops are shifting away from overseas combat to domestic missions.
Troops arriving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord serve in different units returning to the U.S. from Liberia.
The University of Washington Tacoma is one of six colleges picked by the Army Reserve for a new cyber security initiative
Back home in Pierce County, Spc. Rachel Bauer is studying to earn a degree in occupational therapy.
President Barack Obama has officially asked Congress for war authority to fight Islamic State militants, opening a debate on Capitol Hill over the extent of U.S. military involvement in fighting the group Obama says poses a grave threat to U.S. national security.
The Evergreen State College has not announced whether it will take disciplinary action against Daryl Morgan, 65, a woodworking instructor and Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War.
Since 2013, Gordon “Alex” Graham has written articles criticizing a well-known national veterans advocacy group.
The White House budgets $11 million for a project that would include the construction of a new outpatient clinic at American Lake hospital and a seismic renovation of the main primary care building.
Unless morale and discipline are shored up, in a few years, we wont be able to fight our way out of a paper bag, retired colonel says.
Lakewood officials are wary and want them to look for a site farther from neighborhoods, schools and parks.
Military says it already works with state agencies; it wants standard rules to keep families from falling “through the cracks”
Many military recruits find they have to change their habits to join increasingly selective Armed Forces.
Pentagon plan holds off on launching new Army projects at JBLM but continues investments at Navy bases.
President Barack Obama proposed a $3.99 trillion federal budget Monday that would take more than $1 trillion from the wealthy and corporations to finance programs for the poor and middle class – a sweeping shift of wealth and a new approach to politics he hopes will define his legacy and frame the campaign for his successor.
Lt. Col. Ed Saylor, 94, a survivor of the famed Doolittle Raid, died this week in Sumner
Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94.
Congressional funds will help Seattle and Lakewood veteran hospitals continue increasing staff, cutting patient wait times.
Dozens of recreational marijuana businesses in Washington state have been sent letters from the military saying the shops are off limits to all members of the armed forces, an official said Tuesday.
Air Force Staff Sgt. John Campbells mission to Southeast Asia was classified for decades, as was the attack on a Laotian airstrip that left him wounded.
The settlement between the family of Cliff Douglass and the VA appears to be the largest payout for a wrongful death claim related to a case at VA Puget Sound since 2001.
A medic’s secret cellphone recording helped build a murder case against Pvt. Jeremiah Hill.
Whenever and wherever wounded members of the military need a medical evacuation they could find themselves flying with a C-17 crew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Residents and elected leaders make their last appeal to the Army, citing community ties and strategic importance of the South Sound base.
But South Sound leaders and residents will make their case again this week that cuts at local base would be harmful and don’t make sense.
Businesses, nonprofits and civic groups fear a loss of thousands of jobs in Pierce and Thurston counties.
Tacoma’s MultiCare helping vendor team land $11 billion federal contract for nationwide system
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